Couples… We are so excited to share these showcase tidbits with you. We’re unabashedly, sublimely, giddily excited about every last detail of wedding euphoria we could dream up to present to y’all. Can you tell we are excited? Let us take you on a stroll through what’s a’brewing on March 19th at Sanderling Resort!


Photo by Julie Dreelin Beach Productions

Our vendor hub will be located in the Soundside Pavilion where you will find every premiere Outer Banks wedding professional eager to answer your questions and provide you with their expertise and talents. You’ll want to take note of the ceiling decor designed by Holiday House Weddings. (It will be a surprise for us too!) Make sure you bring your sweet tooth because the number of blissful confections available to your taste buds is the real deal- look for Just Desserts, Distinct Delights and Great Cakes!.

Photos by Julie Dreelin Beach Productions

Every out-of-this-world wedding photographer on the Outer Banks will be in attendance with booths showcasing their work for you to choose who best suits your style. Neil GT Photography, Genevieve Stewart Photography, Coastal Shots Photography, Julie Dreelin Beach Productions, Brooke Mayo Photographers, and Mary Basnight Photography are some of the most incredible photographers and we are just fortunate they call the OBX home. Not only are they talented but they have the local knowledge of our coastal region so your destination wedding reflects the natural beauty. You may not have considered it yet but having a videographer on your wedding day capturing every detail of your special day and is on our list of wedding essentials. Hence the reason it’s imperative you stop by Reel Love Weddings along your way!

Brooke Mayo Photographers Image; Renee Landry Design | Genevieve Stewart Photo; Bells and Whistles Design |                        Genevieve Stewart Photo

All of your wedding music needs will be met with Soundwavz Entertainment, Outer Banks Music Masters and Coastal DJ. Whether you need a musical backdrop for your  walk down the aisle or envision a reception that keeps everyone on their feet, these DJ’s will deliver. You can’t get married without an officiant!   Rev. Jay Bowman and Tony Joseph with I Do OBX Weddings  will be available for you to chat with and get to know before you choose one to conduct your ceremony.

Our Floral & Event Designers are the best of the beach, so stop by and Bells & Whistles or Sugar Snap Events booths in the Pavilion during the show to get your girly on talking about all the best parts of your wedding design. These ladies are more than happy to show you everything they can offer you for your dream wedding!

Chat with a representative from Corolla Outback for some ideas to offer your guests during your wedding of fun things the OBX has to offer- the wild horses are a staple of our culture here on the banks and a fantastic activity for everyone! If it’s taking to the water you are interested in, Kitty Hawk Kites has an abundance of activities you can enjoy with your guests on water, land or air!

Brooke Mayo Photo | Coastal Shots Photo

Some other stops not to miss in the Pavilion?  Metro Rentals can supply all your rental needs including Chiavari chairs, lounge settees and even tents for an outdoor wedding. You will see many of their products displayed as you stroll different areas of the property .  Both Corolla Trolley and OBX Wedding Trolley will be on property with their trolleys. These are great wedding day travel options for your wedding party and guests.

Neil GT Photo; Bells and Whistles Design

Keep moving to our Event Lawn, where you will find a spectacular display by floral and event designer Bells & Whistles, one of the Outer Banks most sought-after wedding professionals for all things lovely. Keep moving up the path towards the Resort’s main beach access for a ceremony set up on the beach!

Neil GT Photo; Bells and Whistles Design | PBE Rental Lawn Scrabble; Genevieve Stewart Photo

More fun, games and vendors are located at  the Event House and Deck. Visit the  “Relaxation Lounge” by the Spa at Sanderling for chair massages, anti-aging hand treatments and hair/makeup consultations while listening to the island tunes of Steel Drum Weddings and enjoying some yummy  Just Cupcakes.  Jump in the ShutterBooth to take home a photo memory and visit Matt Lusk  to discuss him photographing your “Big Day”.  Speaking of personalization, check out Island Xpertees – they offer everything from personalized coozies for wedding favors to printed tee’s for your bridal party! Ask how they can make your wedding a little more custom with their printed materials.This venue will host  over-sized lawn games like Scrabble, Jenga, and Mr. & Mrs. Cornhole to get your gaming fun on, as well as an old-fashioned Charm Pull for you to win prizes from Sanderling and vendors! Take a few minutes to enjoy the day, play some games with your partner during the process of wedding planning and don’t miss the s’mores around the firepit, a true Sanderling favorite! Don’t miss the refreshing gourmet Italian Ice from Sunset Slush.

“Jump” at the chance to get an impromptu Pogo-stick photo shoot with the playful gals of Brooke Mayo Photographers. What a fun keepsake from your time on the Outer Banks! These ladies will also be doing a not-so-secret boudoir photo session in a private suite at the Resort. Hair and make-up styling by Spa at Sanderling included!

Finally, meet the expert wedding planners of Sanderling Resort in our Beach House Lobby! Our planners will be available to answer all your questions you may have about the resort, our venues, and the options we offer here at Sanderling. Not only can you have your wedding in the Outer Banks, you can host your guests in any of the amazing Sanderling venues you will be touring! Sanderling Resort is nestled on 13 acres of  North Carolina’s Outer Banks offering  beach and sound front paradise.  As your wedding will be one of the most important days of your lives, we take seriously the trust that you place in us to plan the details for your special occasion. As the only  AAA Four Diamond full service resort on the Outer Banks, we offer the true destination beach wedding experience.

Photos by: Mary Basnight  Tablescapes by Bells & Whistles, Holiday House and Sugar Snap

Tablescapes from all the event designers (including Renee Landry Events) will be on display throughout the Resort. Grab a drink at the Beach House Bar, enjoy the strolling tunes of Club Violin while you travel around the Resort being inspired.

No matter what venue you might be considering to host your special day on the Outer Banks attending this one-of-a-kind experience with the first-rate wedding professionals of the Outer Banks is an essential on your wedding checklist! This is an extraordinary opportunity to see all of the talent in our area displaying their services just for you to enjoy and a huge help for those planning destination weddings. Don’t miss the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase on Saturday, March 19th from 11- 4pm at Sanderling Resort. Make sure to purchase your tickets here!


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